Corporate Communications

Leadership Presence: What it is, What it isn’t, and How to Increase it

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Leadership presence, that illusive but “we know it when we see it” quality, is a blending of personal and interpersonal skills that when combined, send all the right signals. It’s how you show up, how you make others feel, and how effectively you communicate both verbally and non-verbally. It’s the…

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The Power of the Presentation – 5 Success Tips

By Simon Davis Presentations are great, that is, if you know how to properly give one. They can engage an audience on a topic they’re unfamiliar with – or intrigue an audience further on a subject they’re already familiar with. At their core – past all the eyeballs, bright lights and throat clears – presentations…

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Ketchum on WEF: The Imperfect Perfect Leader

  By Barri Rafferty, Senior Partner and CEO,  Ketchum North America At Davos, it is sometimes the event you walk into alone with no expectations that turns out to be the most thought-provoking, and last week’s Harvard Business Review dinner was just that. Our table debated all facets of leadership, both the good and the…

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Ketchum on Open Forum Davos: Three Big-Picture Themes from the WEF Next Door

  By Alicia Stetzer, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, Ketchum Established by the World Economic Forum in 2003, Open Forum Davos is a public event held each year at the local Swiss Alpine Middle School with the goal of stimulating dialogue on the world’s most pressing issues. As a first-timer in Davos, this was an amazing opportunity for…

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Planning Your ERP Implementation for the New Year

By Simon Davis The New Year brings a whole new set of projects, goals and budgets to people and businesses all over the world. An effective enterprise resource planning (ERP) strategy is one way to accomplish these measures. So whether you’re a company newly implementing a new cloud-based ERP or a company looking to continue…

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Make Your Business Meetings Matter

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D According to a recent survey, only roughly half of the business meetings workers attend are considered productive. While 35% of professionals are in six or more meetings each week, 46% of those attendees leave meetings without a clear understanding of the next action item. In addition, missing the information needed…

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Ketchum at the World Economic Forum – Why it Matters

By Barri Rafferty, Senior Partner and CEO,  Ketchum North America Each year, all eyes are on Davos, high up in the Swiss Alps, as more than 2,000 heads of business, government officials, and nonprofit and religious leaders convene at the World Economic Forum to discuss some of the world’s most pressing issues and plan for…

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Extreme Blog Makeover: 6 Redesign Tips To Improve Your Blog In 2016

By Paul Maccabee, President, Maccabee Public Relations Just as every parent thinks their own sons and daughters are the best looking and most brilliant children on Planet Earth, too many companies and communications firms are convinced that their blogs could hardly be better. I ask you: how could anyone improve upon perfection? Give your company’s blog…

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Chipotle Mexican Grill – A Strategic Communications Survival Strategy

Editor’s Note:  This is second part of David Johnson’s analysis of the Chipotle Mexican Grill crisis.  Click here to read part one, “Chipotle Mexican Grill – Navigating a Crisis.” By David E. Johnson, CEO, Strategic Vision PR Group Chipotle Mexican Grill is struggling to survive.  The company has been hit with crisis after crisis.  Last fall, Chipotle closed…

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Business Success in ’16: Will The Force Be With You?

By Linda J. Popky, Founder, Leverage2Market Associates Star Wars has landed with a vengeance. Not only is the new movie on track to break all previous box office records, but the associated marketing machine has surrounded us on all sides with a wide array of associated merchandise and services. For marketers, the lesson here is that the…

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Former Communications Staffer for U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Joins Education-focused Communications Firm

Collaborative Communications Group Welcomes Cameron Brenchley as Vice President Collaborative Communications Group, Inc., the nation’s premier communications firm focused solely on education, welcomed Cameron Brenchley as Vice President today. Brenchley will lead the firm in positioning education organizations as thought leaders in the field and helping them accomplish their goals to improve learning for students.…

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Where the Heck is Steve? Telecommuting Etiquette

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series about workplace etiquette. Click here to read the second post, “Who Just Joined? Conference Call Etiquette“ By Sean O’Brien, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Communications, PGi Telecommuting, flexible work and remote work are on the rise, and there’s no sign that the train is slowing down. In…

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10 Body Language Tricks to Power Up Your Career in 2016

By Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D Body language can be your greatest career asset. Here are ten simple and powerful tips to help you have a super successful 2016. 1) To make a great first impression, begin before you enter the room. In business interactions, first impressions are crucial. Once someone mentally labels you as “likeable”…

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CES 2016: Technology Trends and the Changing Face of Brand Experience

By Chris Cavanaugh, CMO, Freeman The constant drumbeat of new technology also means constant change for marketers. So ubiquitous is change that Consumer Technology Association (CTA) President Gary Shapiro’s keynote address at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will touch on how the world is changing: from how we interact with each other to how…

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The Top 7 Freelancing Trends for 2016

By Sofia Agras, VP Business Development, Marketeeria The freelance economy is exploding. The on-demand “Free Agent” economy is rising and projected to grow. $715 Billion! According to a Freelancers Union report, that’s the total amount spent on contingent labor worldwide.  According to some studies, outsourcing contracts with Fortune 100 companies have more than doubled since…

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Re-imagine the Way Employees Work and Hire Differently

By Wendy Glavin, Marketing and Communications Strategist/Branding+Social Media  With the digital revolution reshaping how we work and live our lives, businesses need to redesign their hiring strategies to keep-up with globalization, foreign competition, new technologies and development. We are headed towards five different generations of employees working together by 2020. Instead of narrowing the talent pool by focusing…

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Michael Levine…For Consideration

Business in 2015? Well, A stock collapse in China, Amazon’s big rise, and Volkswagen’s big fall made for a tumultuous and fascinating year. The new year ahead – Though prophecy is dubious business,  I’d advice caution to my friends at Starbucks, who seem to feel that their significant efforts to turn their stores into “to-go”…

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